What's your oldest?

Saturday, September 6, 2003 9:48 PM
Today was beautiful in NY. So beautiful, that I decided to grab a friend and hop the subway to a bus to a train to another bus. . . to Rye Playland (Rye, NY) that's been there since 1928. We rode the historic 'Dragon Coaster' that debuted with the park 75 years ago.

Fun!

It made me wonder....is this my oldest coaster ever? Is it older than Coney Island's Cyclone? Hmmm.

But enough about me...what about you?

What are your three oldest coasters???

Mine:
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Jackrabbit- Seabreeze- NY- 1920
Cyclone- Coney Island- NY- 1927
Dragon Coaster- Playland-NY- 1928
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Saturday, September 6, 2003 10:00 PM
1. Coaster Thrill Ride, Puyallup Fair WA 1935

2.Coaster, PNE/Playland,Vancouver BC 1958

3.Wild Mouse,PNE/Playland,1958
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Saturday, September 6, 2003 10:29 PM
Tie between Dahlonega Mine Train (SFOG) and Cannonball (Lake Winnie). Both from '67.

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Saturday, September 6, 2003 10:45 PM
Jack Rabbit at KW, from 1921

Giant Dipper (SCBB) from 1924.

Tied for third: Big Dipper (WoA)-1926, and of course KW's other woodie, Racer-1927.
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Saturday, September 6, 2003 10:56 PM
1. Zippin Pippin - Libertyland - 1915

2. Jack Rabbit - Kennywood - 1921

3. Big Dipper - SFWOA - 1926

Ok I've edited my oldest since some people here don't count the Thunderbolt at Kennywood as being from 1924. Still parts of it are. I kind of thought that was going to happen. Plus, I just realized how old Zippin Pippin really is - wow!
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Saturday, September 6, 2003 11:10 PM
I believe mine are:
Leap-the-Dips at Lakemont Park (1902)
Scenic Railway, Dreamland (1920)
Jackrabbit, Kennywood (1921)

Also about that age was the Runaway Coaster at Rotunda Park -- nobody seems to know the exact age of that side-friction coaster, but it's probably pre-1920 at least, which would knock Jackrabbit out of this discussion for me.

Wild One at SFA is pretty old, as well -- it opened in 1917 as Giant Coaster at Paragon Park. It was moved in 1986. I've ridden it as Wild One, but before the move, so I'm not sure I'd count as that old (I suppose the same argument could be applied against Runaway Coaster, actually).

Thunderbolt isn't really from 1924, by the way. The Pippen operated from 1924 to 1967, then was radically reprofiled into Thunderbolt in 1968. Saying the Thunderbolt is from 1924 is like saying Phantom's Revenge is from 1991 -- parts of it certainly are, but not the ride as a whole.
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Saturday, September 6, 2003 11:10 PM
The Wild One at SFA; first season was 1917.

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Saturday, September 6, 2003 11:34 PM
1.) Jack Rabbit at KW - 1921

2.) Thunderbolt at KW, Giant Dipper at SCBB - 1924

3.) Giant Dipper at Belmont Park - 1925

I know Thunderbolt itself isn't from 1924 because of the butt slamin bowl (as I call it) added for '68. Funny how I absolutly adore each one of these coasters more so than many modern day woodies.

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Sunday, September 7, 2003 12:12 AM
Coaster thrill ride puyallup fair and the giant dipper san diego.

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Sunday, September 7, 2003 12:42 AM
Leap The Dips 1902

Zippin Pippin 1915

Wild One @ SFA 1917 (1986)

Jack Rabbit >Kennywood> 1921

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Sunday, September 7, 2003 3:10 AM
Leap the Dips 1902

I think Dorneys Thunderhawk was 1923

Wildcat at Lake Compounce 1926

Jack Rabbit Kennywood 1921

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Sunday, September 7, 2003 5:34 AM
Wildcat at Lake Compounce-1927

Yankee Cannonball at Canobie Lake-1936

Thunderbolt at SFNE-1941

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Sunday, September 7, 2003 5:47 AM
1. Leap the Dips, Lakemont 1902
2. Jack Rabbit, Kennywood, 1921
3. Racer, Kennywood, 1927

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Sunday, September 7, 2003 5:56 AM
1. Yankee Cannonball (opened @ Canobie in 1936, But was originally built in 1930 @ a theme park in Connecticut but was purchased and moved)

2. Thunder Bolt @ SFNE (1941)

3. Cylcone @ SFNE (1983)

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Sunday, September 7, 2003 6:16 AM
Giant Dipper - Belmont Park - 1925

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Sunday, September 7, 2003 6:42 AM
Wild One @ SFA- 1917

Thunderhawk @ Dorney- 1923

Wildcat @ LC- 1927

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Sunday, September 7, 2003 7:20 AM
Looks like mine are...

Jack Rabbit-Kennywood-1921

Thunderbolt-Kennywood-1924

Racer-Kennywood-1927

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Sunday, September 7, 2003 7:31 AM
Mine are

Wild One SFA- 1917 ( I guess I'll count it because if the layout wasn't changed in the move.)

Jack Rabbit KW- 1921

Racer KW - 1927

I refuse to count the thunderbolt, because of reasons GregLeg said.

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Sunday, September 7, 2003 8:14 AM
I believe that my oldest is the White Roller Coaster at Lagoon, it is a John Miller from 1921.

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Sunday, September 7, 2003 8:29 AM
SFA's Wild One, Dorney Park's Thunderhawk, SFWoA's Big Dipper, and Lake Compounce's Wildcat

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